By Mick “Spin” Dumdell
The Republicans and Conservatives and right wingers have hit a new low! They are exploiting the death of young Kevin Sutherland, Democratic political operative, who was stabbed to death by an impoverished young Black man. The article starts with a Willie Hortonish image of the perpetrator and the victim:
And then the ghoulish author gloatingly writes, and uses curse words, to say:
By Hunter Wallace
Here’s an example of the bullshit that Kevin Sutherland was spouting on his Facebook page on June 18 about Dylann Roof’s shooting spree in Charleston:
Did you hear that? According to Kevin Sutherland, the American flag represents a “more perfect Union,” and it was institutionalized racism that “cultivated” Dylann Roof. Sutherland was obviously a progressive who bought into the SPLC’s notion that the C of CC has spread a “false narrative of a victimized white majority under siege by allegedly violent people of color in the United States.”
Two weeks later, Kevin Sutherland was probably in a festive mood when he fatefully boarded the Washington Metro on July 4th in his beloved Washington, DC, along with one of those “allegedly violent people of color,” Jasper Spires:
As the train rumbled toward its next stop at NoMa-Gallaudet, a three-minute ride, D.C. police said the 18-year-old Spires — who might have been high on synthetic drugs — tried to grab a cellphone tucked into the waistband of a recent American University graduate headed to a gathering with friends. …
Police and a witness interviewed said passengers trapped in the moving train huddled at both ends of the car and watched in horror as Spires allegedly punched 24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland until he fell to floor, then stabbed him until he was dead. Court documents say the victim was cut or stabbed 30 or 40 times in the chest, abdomen, back, side and arms. Police said the assailant then threw the victim’s cellphone and returned to stomp on Sutherland’s body.”
Here’s what Kevin Sutherland had to say about gun control on his own personal website:
“Since I am in politics, there is one phrase coined by our Founding Fathers that really strikes me. When they founded this nation, they set out to create a “more perfect Union.” The important distinction in this phrase is that our Union is not perfect. More than 225 years later, despite so much change, this is still true. It is likely that we will never achieve absolute perfection, but I believe that the heart of American exceptionalism is that we never stop trying. If history is any guide, the forces for progress always succeed eventually, no matter how formidable their opposition is. Our fight is not merely for new gun control measures or even new mental health programs. It is for the creation of an even more perfect Union.
That is why I am a liberal and that is why I am in Newtown.”
As he was stabbed to death almost forty times by a black career criminal, one has to wonder whether in his last seconds on earth that it ever occurred to Kevin Sutherland that segregation or a gun may have saved his life, or that he would end up being featured on this website as a victim of black-on-white crime.
RIP Kevin Sutherland, martyr for “a more perfect Union.”
At the link above they have to pile on this tragedy even more with a Kevin Sutherland video!
Oh, this plays right into nearly every conservative talking point out there! They even worked the 2nd Amendment into it, as if Mr. Sutherland would have even shot poor Mr. Spires. If fact, it is more likely that Mr. Sutherland would have killed himself with the weapon. What is so distressing is the callous disregard which they exhibit for a tragic death! It is as if they can not let this horrible tragedy go to waste!
Gentlemen, have you no shame???
Yours very truly,
Mick “Spin” Dumdell
Note: The image above is from the Chuckles Bites The Dust episode from the old Mary Tyler Moore show. Here is the full episode: